a club for all

New to ham radio or an experienced operator, YCARS has something for everyone.


If you’re looking to get your license, YCARS can help with classes throughout the year.


YCARS hosts technical presentations frequently. Come learn something new.


Our experienced members are always willing to share their knowledge. Just ask!

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About us

Enjoy the best ham radio club in the southeast!

Founded in 1948, YCARS is the oldest, continuously operating ham radio club in the state of South Carolina. However, you don’t have to be local to join us. We extend our meetings online and have participants from all over the globe. No matter your experience, no matter where you are, YCARS is happy to be your ham radio club of choice!

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Latest news…

The latest news from YCARS

Marc Tarplee, N4UFP BOB BACHARACH 1945 – 2021 Bob Bacharach, WA2EMF, passed away on 30 March 2021.  Originally from Queens, NY, he was first licensed in 1959 as WV2EMF and in 1950 he upgraded to a General Class license and a new call, WA2EMF, that he […]
John Gendron, NJ4Z We all come into this hobby not knowing, what we don’t know. Some of us purchase a radio before we take the test, some of us wait until we earn our ticket. Unless we are lucky enough to have and experienced Ham guides […]
What’s better than an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter… A Radio Fox Hunt on Easter Saturday!!!! Come on out, try you luck and exercise you radio skills.K4BSC – Brent Case will be hosting a Radio Fox Hunt. The Date is Saturday April 3rd, 2021, 10:00AM. The […]
YCARS was invited by Quin, K8QS and Tom, WA9TDD to participate in a video series on how to grow the Ham Radio hobby on their YouTube Channel, “Ham Radio Perspectives” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3MJT8o8-XMxF8XROf7Q5GA. This series will focus on growing the hobby through a positive, grateful and passionate attitude […]
WE ARE BACK!!! After a Covid-19 forced cancellation of the 2020 edition of the Rock Hill Hamfest, the YCARS family is proud to announce the 69th edition of our Hamfest will go on as planned. The Hamfest will be held at New Kirk Baptist Church, 175 […]
The York County Amateur Radio Society had it’s first virtual “Ask an Elmer” event. Normally, the YCARS family holds a monthly Elmering and Operating night, but with the Covid-19 restriction in place, it was not possible to hold the event in the clubhouse. You can find […]
We hope you enjoy the latest edition of the Transmitter, it is also available in the new members only site. Enjoy the read!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – With the influx of so many new Hams into the hobby and members into the club and the gathering restrictions due to the pandemic. In order to serve our membership better, YCARS is going to add another virtual meeting to its schedule. […]

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